John E. Jevicky, In Memoriam
John E. Jevicky, a long-time partner at Dinsmore & Shohl, passed away on Dec. 1, 2016.
A well-known litigator, Jevicky frequently earned recognition from his peers, including receiving the highest ranking possible in Martindale-Hubbell. His litigation experience covered a wide variety of industries, ranging from natural resources to food and drug law to health care. Dinsmore attorney and friend Mark Vander Laan reflected on how Jevicky’s personality and unrelenting drive made him someone you wanted to be around, especially while working on stressful cases.
“He had a very good ability to get along with everyone that he met and he always told the best stories.” Vander Laan continues, “John had a great sense of humor, so it was fun to work on a case with him. You could appreciate the notion of collegiality while working with John.”
A 1980 graduate of the University of Dayton School of Law, Jevicky was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar that same year and then to the Ohio Bar in 1981. He joined Dinsmore’s Cincinnati office in 1982 after getting his start as a law clerk for the late U.S. district judge Carl Rubin. He was elected to the firm’s partnership in 1989.
Jevicky is being remembered as a versatile thinker and a gregarious personality whose work ethic and fearless attitude struck a chord with his colleagues at Dinsmore.
Jevicky, who was with the firm for 34 years, was 62 years old.
“It’s very sad, as John was a great colleague to everyone at Dinsmore,” said George H. Vincent, Dinsmore’s Managing Partner. “John was someone we could always depend on to deliver for his clients and he had our highest level of respect. We are truly going to miss him.”